Joe, you're right of course - and thank you. I have no clue why I typed DTR! Google sources did indeed say RXD (received data, pin 2) and that is in fact how I wired the cable. I guess I was looking at my hand drawn schematic notes and my eyes got a little dyslexic.
Also, thanks to you and others for mentioning that pins 7 and 9 need to be shorted (as shown in the schematic you sent). I did that, and - voila! Everything's working now - SteppIR, MixW, N1MM+. (the latter programs one at a time, or course). Thanks, everyone. 73 Ray K2HYD On Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 10:44 PM Joe Subich, W4TV <li...@subich.com> wrote: > > > I made up a Y cable to interconnect K3, SteppIR controller and > > computer. Lots of Googling told me that the connections to SteppIR > > controller should be only DTR and Gnd, so I made sure that was how it > > was wired. > Your Google "sources" are nonsense. The direct version of this e-mail > includes the schematic for the *STEPPIR* Y cable. > > > 73, > > ... Joe, W4TV > > > On 2019-08-14 8:47 PM, Ray Albers wrote: > > So a couple of days ago I posted tale of woe, trying to get my newly > > acquired K3 to work with MixW - well, thanks to a few off line e-mails > and > > some stumbling around, I got that working. Ditto, got N1MM+ working > great. > > > > Next - how to get the K3 to play with my SteppIR vertical antenna > > controller. Worked fine with my ICOM 746PRO, where I had both MixW and > > SteppIR autotracking working fine with the radio. > > > > So: My computer is a Windows XP thing that I bought specifically because > > it has an actual RS232 (9 pin) serial interface, so no need to struggle > > with a serial to USB adapter. I made up a Y cable to interconnect K3, > > SteppIR controller and computer. Lots of Googling told me that the > > connections to SteppIR controller should be only DTR and Gnd, so I made > > sure that was how it was wired. Other posts point out that the CONFIG > > AutoInf should be set to Auto1 (one post said it should be set to Norm, > so > > I tried it both ways). I even tried setting K3, SteppIR and computer to a > > slower data rate (9600) in case the 38k rate was too fast. No joy. Did > the > > obvious newbie stuff like turning things on and off, plugging and > > unplugging cables - still NG. > > > > As I said, my logging program and N1MM are working just fine (one at a > > time, of course), and I could live without having the SteppIR do > > autotracking as I change bands/frequencies, but dagnabbit!!! it's the > > principle of the thing! I ought to be able to have everything working. > > > > Any suggestions would be appreciated. > > > > 73 > > Ray K2HYD > > ______________________________________________________________ Elecraft mailing list Home: http://mailman.qth.net/mailman/listinfo/elecraft Help: http://mailman.qth.net/mmfaq.htm Post: mailto:Elecraft@mailman.qth.net This list hosted by: http://www.qsl.net Please help support this email list: http://www.qsl.net/donate.html Message delivered to arch...@mail-archive.com